Last week we went to the Flamenco Dance Museum in Sevilla. We were able to see the museum, take a flamenco dance class and watch a show. The museum was, well . . . a museum. The class was really cool because our teacher was also the lady in the show; she was really nice and an incredible dancer. She kept telling Dad to stop shaking his hips so much. In Flamenco women move their hands a certain way and lead with their middle finger and men lead with their pinky fingers. The show was really fun to watch because the sun had gone down outside and all the lights were off inside except for a few candles. It was a very romantic ambiance. It was really amazing when they were dancing, they got so into it and their sweat was flying off of them into the crowd – that was a bit gross! Sometimes it even hit you so the 3D for the show was a thumbs-up.
Mom and I started taking Flamenco classes this week with a nice lady, who I think used to be a professional when she was younger. The classes are at her house which is also a cool ceramic store and flamenco studio, it’s right around the corner from our apartment. We are learning the local folkloric dance ‘Sevillanas’ and it’s really a fun time . . . me, my mom and the teacher laugh a lot.
Bye and thanks for checking on us!
December 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm
December 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm
One of my favorite memories of traveling through Spain was the Flamenco dancers! It sounds like we went to the same show! What an incredible memory! The cathedral at night is GORGEOUS! I laid down to take the picture of it so I could fit it all into the frame! Wish I could attach it to the comment to share with you! ENJOY!!!
December 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm
You are so lucky!!! How many people can say “Oh, when I was taking Flamenco lessons in Spain…” What a beautiful place you are in! Each picture makes me love it more…keep posting! Love you all!!
December 14, 2011 at 7:51 am
I can’t wait for you to teach me your new dance moves, mine are so boring….. Enjoy…